iPod Liquid Disaster!
February 28, 2005 10:18 AM Subscribe
I got my iPod wet. Am I screwed?
posted by Hat Maui to Computers & Internet (23 answers total)
I was cleaning up after a party and didn't notice it had slipped from my breast pocket into the trash bag due to ambient noise. After a fretful search, I decided to open and go through the trash bag, and I found it covered in beer. Worse, some liquid was trapped between the LCD and the outer laminate.
I called the nearby Apple store, and their stance was that liquid damage voids the warranty, so why not crack the sucker open to help dry it out better.
Which I did. But I guess I'd like to know how likely screwed I am. It'd be nice to hear a couple anecdotes where iPods in similar situations worked again, but I certainly don't expect there to be a happy ending.
Also, how much does it matter that it was beer?
For now, it's drying by a heater and seems in decent-enough shape.